bowel, n. 1. (often pi.) Anat. intestine; intestines, large intestine, small intestine, colon, colons, (of swine) chitterlings.
2. bowels (usu. pi.) Inf. innards, inwards, insides; vitals, vital organs, vital parts; viscera, (of animals) entrails, Inf. gizzard, SI. guts.
3. (usu. pi.) interior, interior part, interior space, in
side, inside part, inner part, inner space; recess, recesses, penetralia; belly, depth, depths; hold, cavity, vault, -v. 4. disembowel, embowel, eviscerate, Rare, vis
5. devitalize, weaken, enervate; debilitate, enfeeble, deplete, sap, exhaust.
bower, n. 1. arbor, grotto, alcove, recess, leafy shelter; retreat, refuge, haven, hermitage, asylum, resort, sanctuary, ark, covert, hideaway, mew.
2. cottage, hut, hutch, shack, shanty, Scot. bothy; cot, bungalow, Brit. Dial, cote, Scot. but-and-bend; cabin, log cabin, blockhouse, A-frame; lodge, ski lodge, chalet.
3. (in medieval castles) boudoir, private chamber, bedroom, dressing room.
-v. 4. embower, shelter, shade, screen, protect, hide; surround, circle, encircle, encompass. bowl1, n. 1. dish, saucer, porringer, boat, tureen, flagon; basin, sink, tub, pan; vessel, receptacle, container.
2. cup, mug, tankard, stein, toby, rummer, noggin, Chiefly Scot. tass, Scot and North Eng. stoup, Chiefly Brit, panikin; goblet, glass, tumbler, beaker, Literary. chalice.
3. drinking, tippling, imbibition; conviviality, merriment, joviality, festivity, partying, living it up.
4. crater, hollow, hole; dip, depression, indentation, valley.
5. stadium, coliseum, arena, field house; amphitheater, theater, arena stage, theater in the round.
6. bowl game football game, tournament, tourney,
meet, play-off, championship, Sports, invitational, -v. 7. incline, pitch, slope, slant, lean, curve.
bowl2, v. 1. rpll, trundle, troll; spin, reel, wheel, whirl, gyrate, revolve, rotate; pitch, hurl, fling, throw; knock, strike.
2. carry, convey, transport, move, tote, cart.
3. bowl over Informal, surprise, astonish, dum-found, flabbergast; disconcert, upset.
box1, n. 1. carton, package, pack, container, can, canister, skippet, G/c. and Rom. Antiq. pyxis; case, vasculum, receptacle, Rom. Cath. Ch. monstrance, shrine, reliquary; bin, crib, hutch, bunker; crate, trunk, coffer, casket, caddy, chest, file, cabinet; compartment, section, booth.
-v. 2. package, pack, bundle, wrap; can, encase, seal up, bottle up; enclose, confine, impound, contain; hem in, shut in, fence, corral, picket, pen, cage, coop; imprison, lock up, incarcerate, immure, wall in. box2, n. 1. blow, swat, Inf. whack, thwack, cuff, buffet; knock, hit, strike, stroke, Inf. sock, punch, jab. -v. 2. cuff, buffet, swat, Inf. whack, Inf. belt, Inf. sock, Inf. slam, Inf. slug, Inf. clout; strike, hit, knock, bat, batter, pound, lay on, pommel, pummel, Sl. paste; Inf. thump, Inf. lambaste, Inf. whale, Sl. whomp.
3. fight, spar, skirmish, scuffle, grapple, tussle, fisticuff; contend, contest, combat, battle, boy, n. 1. youth, youngster, stripling, sprig, lad, Scot. and North Eng. callant, Irish Eng. spalpeen, Irish Eng. gossoon; tyke, Inf. kid, Inf. little shaver, U.S. Inf. tad, Inf. small fry, junior; Sl. bub, Sl.